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Annan reaction

Annan reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay was shocked at the second-half slump that saw us lose 4-1 to Annan Athletic at Galabank.

Blair Henderson’s early goal was cancelled out by Smart Osadolor just before the interval and the hosts dominated after the break.

Mackay said: “That first was 40-odd minutes is probably the most comfortable I have felt. Without being scintillating, we were easily the better team and I didn’t see that second-half performance coming at all.

“Right from the beginning of the second half we were giving the ball away and they started piling the pressure on – we didn’t get any reaction when we went 2-1 behind.

“It’s good that we have another big game on Tuesday to try and put things right against Clyde in the Scottish Cup replay but I had a go at the players after Saturday – no-one would get pass marks for the second half.”

Annan manager Jim Chapman said: “In the first half I didn’t recognise the guys at all – we were sluggish and off the game.

“In the second half there was some fantastic play in the wide areas and young Nathan Flanagan was outstanding. When we play well and with intensity we are a joy to watch but inconsistency has been the problem.”